Thursday, 13 September 2007

Up in the air


Last week I flew from Sydney to Narrabri, a town of about 7, 500 people about 600 kms northwest of Sydney. The plane was a Dash-8. Today all Dash-8 Series 400s were grounded for mechanical checks after one had an emergency landing in Lithuania due to a faulty landing gear, and one crashed in Denmark a few days ago.
In the next couple of days I'll show you some of the Northwest plains from the air. This shot is amazingly green - crops planted after some great winter rains. Unfortunatley, 71% of NSW is drought-declared, and there hasn't been anything by way of follow-up rain, so many crops are threatened.

22 comments:

  1. Yes, in France we've heard about bad crops and lack of rain in Australia. I hope your summer won't be too dry...

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  2. Now this is a different perspective! It is nice to see the green. When I take a plane I'm always amazed at the amount of farmlands in California.

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  3. I am afraid that we have had droughts too and like you, will have to pay a lot more for food including meat and cereal as those grain prices are going even higher. I do like your airplane shot.

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  4. Now that is what I call bravery! Lovely shot.

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  5. Oh Sally, you like Dash 8s, don't you? Not good news about their grounding.

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  6. Very cool photo, Sally. Love the props plus the patchwork terrain.

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  7. Look rather like the English countryside...!!

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  8. Wow! Such a great shot. How did you take it so clear?
    Seda
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  9. Hallo, Sally...glad to see you"Dashing" about.

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